With Canon's low sale prices, is Sony becoming too expensive?

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OP tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 5,277
Re: With Canon's low sale prices, is Sony becoming too expensive?

W3PYF wrote:

tqlla wrote:

This weekend, Canon put the EOS R on sale for $1500, with discounts as low as $1300. Even less using Canon's loyalty program, which Sony doesnt have. The EOS RP is only $1000.

I know these dont have dual card slots or IBIS, but they do have a better touch screen, better EVF than the A7iii, included an adapter that works like native, and a flip screen. If you are looking at current like for like prices. Also consider the RF lenses are brand new designs the FE has been around for a couple years.

  • A7iii is $1800 vs EOS R $1300 vs EOS RP $1000
  • 35mm FE=$750 vs RF=$450
  • Adapter FE=$180 vs RF=included or $100
  • 70-200 GM=$2600 vs RF=$2700
  • 24-70 GM=$2200 vs RF=$2300
  • 24-105 GM=$1100 vs RF=$900
  • 24-200 GM=$950 vs RF=$900

I love that Sony advances the sensors so quickly, but things like a flip screen and a better adapter should have been done by now. And now it looks like Sony needs to adjust their prices.

Canon is buying its way into mirrorless. They know better than anyone what their products are worth. They have to give away their bodies to stop the hemorrhage of Canon users to the A7III.

Note that once you go to their zooms, the the prices are equal. That’s outrageous, given the fact that they’ve been selling those focal lengths for decades.

If you’re attracted to their prices, go for it. Sony doesn’t have to.

Honestly, if I were starting new, I would go with the EOS R.  I just bought the EOS R with 24-105 RF lens for $1920 for my aunt.   That would be $2900 for the A7iii with 24-105mm.

Sony shouldnt take their current position for granted.

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